* 1. Name of organisation and email (optional)

* 2. Please include your email address if you would like to receive the results of the Quarterly Economic Survey

* 4. Or if applicable, please enter the Chamber ID code provided to you by your local Chamber of Commerce:

* 5. Do you belong to any of the following Chambers of Commerce affiliated to DCCI

* 6. How many people does your organisation or branch employ?

* 8. How would you describe the general current economic climate?

* 9. How would you describe the current economic climate in relation to your sector?

* 10. UK and overseas markets 
Excluding seasonal variations, over the past 3 months...

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
UK sales/custom/bookings have...
UK orders/advance custom/bookings have...
Overseas sales/custom/bookings have...
Overseas orders/advance custom/bookings have...
Please note: only complete the overseas questions if you are an exporter

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* 11. Labour Force

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Over the past 3 months, has your workforce...
Over the next 3 months, do you expect your workforce to...

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* 12. Recruitment

  Yes No
Have you attempted to recruit staff over the past 3 months?

* 13. If yes, were they for:

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* 14. Recruitment difficulties

  Yes No
Did you experience any difficulties finding suitable staff?

* 15. If yes, for which of the following categories of employee:

* 16. Do you believe that the high cost of housing in Dorset is a barrier to business growth in terms of attracting skilled staff into     Dorset.

* 17. Does you business employ migrant workers?

* 18. If yes, what percentage of your workforce do they make up:

* 19. What are the main nationalities of these workers, please list up to four

* 21. What are the top 5 priorities for your business at the moment?  (Please rank, 1 being the highest)

* 22. Would you welcome help on any of the following

* 23. Do any of the following concern you in your business?

* 24. What, if any, is the most important local issue affecting your business?

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* 25. Cash flow and investment

  Increased Remained Constant Decreased
Over the past 3 months, cash flow has...
Over the past 3 months, investment plans for plant/machinery/equipment have...
Over the past 3 months, investment plans for training have...

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* 26. Business Confidence

  Improve Remain the same Worsen
Over the next 12 months, do you believe turnover will...
Over the next 12 months, do you believe profitability will...

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* 27. Capacity

  Full capacity Below capacity
Are you currently operating at...

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* 28. Prices/Costs

  Increase Remain the Same Decrease
Over the next 3 months, do you expect the price of your good/services to...

* 29. Is your business currently suffering pressures to raise its prices from any of the following? (please tick all that apply)

* 30. Please indicate which of these following factors are more of a concern to your business than 3 months ago (please tick all that apply)

* 31. Feedback

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